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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
, that trade officials see challenges ahead. most recently, over solar panels. the u.s. has approved steep trade tariffs, a move officials here say could backfire and cost american companies this market. >> translator: someone asked me are you in a trading war with the united states? i said no. i hope we can sit down and discuss and try our best not to get involved in trade war. but i must say when others tackle businesses, i have to protect our businesses. >> policymakers also attempted to ease concerns about a brewing debt crisis here. >> translator: the bad loans have been on the rise this year, mostly due to the difficulties in management of some industries. but the overall bank as a quality stable and the risk is under control. ratio almost the same as that at the beginning of the year, far lower of the world's major banks. >> regulators and bank executives said that chinese banks have spread the loans across several different sectors including steel and solar panels help to go mitigate the risk, however there is still widespread concerns that overcapacity in several of those industri
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
in the u.s. we'll head out to new york city later in the show for a preview of what to expect on wall street today. and more than 2,000 hand picked chinese delegates gathered at the great hall of the people to kick off the communist party week long transition. beijing will only officially reveal the next generation leaders thursday. hu jintao promised political and economic reform, but he stressed china won't abandon one party rule and will stick to the socialist path. eunice is live for us. this is his big final speech, so reading in sort of between the lines almost is very telling. it's the legacy he's trying to cath. and what less gassy is that? >> many here believe what he is saying is significant in that it is his final farewell. he really was just reading through the work report to talks about the achievements, the economic and political achievements that the party has had. and also to outline the future challenges. one of the first challenges you had already addressed is the issue of corruption. he said the government needed to do more to root it out. >> eunice, we're having tr
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
>>> these are your headlines. >> a tough start to a new month for equities as all through u.s. indexes snap a four month winning streak in the first day of trade after the market shut down. >> campaigning resumes as the northeast assesses the damage from super storm sandy. good and big earnings day for oil giants giants. shell sees a fall and exxonmobile due to report before the opening bell. >> growth recovery may be near. official october pmi bouncing back into expansion territory. >>> we're under way just one hour and an awful lot to to get to. >> new york city still struggling to right itself after monday's super storm. one stap he have the big apple will return, the mta will resume partial subway service on 14 lines. la guardia airport will also reopen at 7:00 a.m. with limited service. amtrak says it will try to restore service to penn station come friday. >> homes in bay ahead are seriously damaged or destroyed. president obama got a firsthand look with governor chris christie yesterday afternoon. >> and danielle lee joins us, she's in the town of toms river. and we kn
CNBC
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
.1 million barrels a day. impact of hurricane sandy in the u.s., reduced, as well. crude oil supply dipped to a nine month low. so the demand being cut, patrick armstrong is where us, managing partner at investment managers. but that's clearly because of global weakness -- well, economic weakness in europe and hurricane impact. >> definitely. year over year, oil demand is up. we've had very weak economy in europe. not much growth in the united states. but i think that's the trend we'll be playing out for the next few years. >> oil 110 at the moment. is that a fair price? >> there's premium built in because of geopolitical risks. i think premium is probably justifiable. you look at wti at $23 discount to where breptd is. that's not sustainable in the long time, but given inventory levels, that will stay. >> do you keep your trade on oil? >> we have neutral position, but we're short the front month. respe respect. we make money by rolling the contracts the other way around. we're long oil in the 12 months forward rolling in to the 13th month and we end up with little more oil with that strat
CNBC
Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
by the charges of the u.s. attorney. we will take you there live as well. but first, we meet the traders for the hour. steven weiss, joe and john naje najerayan, so a lot of digest. steve, you have this market rally, trying to go for a third straight day. going to be listening closely to the fed chairman in new york. >> i don't think bernanke is going to affect the rally one way or the other. what's driving the market is optimism over avoiding fiscal cliff and a deal, so the caution i would offer is that negotiations are going to make their way to the headlines and just be prepared for volatility. i think now, this allows us to move higher because the big decline we have, but at some point, you've got the say okay, we're going to get some big sells in front of the new tax laws. we've seen big dividend payments. you also have to watch dividend stocks, but it's not going to be smooth sailing going forward. >> joe, you can get some clues today on future stimulus. by the fed when he spoke speaks in manhattan. also likely get questions about the fiscal cliff. >> absolutely and i think there i
CNBC
Nov 15, 2012 1:00pm EST
thought to the findings of the congressional committee on the culpability of jon corzine, the former u.s. senator with respect to the mf global collapse. >> i think it is no surprise that corzine gets all the blame there from republicans. they want to embarrass a guy who's got democratic connections. he was to blame. he made these big bets. the more interesting thing to me is the extent to which it shows that the s.e.c. and the cftc were completely at odds with one another, not in sync, and makes the argument strongly for merging those two. it does make the case more strongly for merging those two agencies. >> thank you very much, ben. we'll talk more about that congressional report in our next half-hour. simon? >>> tyler, in 53 minutes, a major news conference begins in which we're expecting an announcement that bp, british petroleum, is agreeing flou to pay the u.s. government a record fine for the disastrous oil spill in the gulf of mexico. what was it? two years ago. bertha coombs has details. bertha. >> that's right, simon. they will admit guilt and pay the largest fine ever by a u.
CNBC
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm EST
army had been stolen from the ministry of defense by the very people the u.s. entrusted to run it. >> that's a lot of money. >> it's one of the biggest thefts in history, i think. >> most of the iraqi officials involved, including the former minister of defense, have skipped the country, but we found one of his deputies vacationing in paris. if you went back to baghdad, you'd be arrested. >> uh, no. nobody will arrest me. they will kill me. [ticking] [camera shutter snaps] >> these surveillance photos were taken by undercover police officers while they watched a team of seven south american thieves clean out an old navy store. >> shirts at $22.50, and they got the whole rack. >> when police moved in to make the arrest, they found enough merchandise to fill a room. all taken in less than an hour without anyone inside the store noticing a thing. [ticking] >> we have never seen a problem of this size and magnitude in world history. >> now hang on. in world history. >> there's more counterfeiting going on in china now than we've ever seen anywhere. >> name an american brand. any brand
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 9:00am EST
economists and business leaders say could send the u.s. economy back into recession. here we have an interesting divide between wall street and washington. wall street seems to believe and you can take a look at the numbers on how the market has acted over the past year. wall street seems to believe that we'll avert this cliff. washington seems to be willing to drive over the cliff. >> i think there's -- i don't want to pick on the tea party per se. you can say if obama would suddenly give in on taxes. what i worry about is there are people who are ideological in the country and more focused on other issues than taxation and money. those people i think are very much out of sync with other people as we discovered last night from the election. they could care less about the fiscal cliff. i think some people want to go over the cliff. >> howard dean last night, sam on "squawk" a couple weeks ago saying maybe it's the best medicine for us is to drive over this thing, go into a recession, provide some bed for growth in the second half of the year. it's a gamble. >> $5 trillion in cuts.
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
jeff becker, ceo of ing u.s. investment management. ing is also the presenting sponsor at this weekend's new york city marathon. why don't we begin there. i realize that you run the investment management division, not all of ing in the americas, but you must have a perspective. a lot of new yorkers are very concerned -- some of them are angry -- that this marathon is going to go on as scheduled. did people from your company consult with the mayor, what did they say to him, to the extent you know, and do you support the decision? >> we do. the decision was taken by the mayor and the city of new york in consultation with the new york road runners. ing is the title sponsor. we support that decision. we're proud to be the title sponsor for the tenth year in a row. the marathon is a wonderful event for new york. it really represents the vitality and perseverance of new yorkers. it also has a tremendous economic benefit to the city of new york. the estimates are that annually, it gives annomi of $340 million to the city, and about $35 million to charities each year. >> it is a wonderful even
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
the same period. we associate obama with ruthlessness toward the banks. yet wells fargo, jp morgan, and u.s. bank corp are pretty much unchanged. and the credit card bank capital one thought to be the bane of the credit card bashing obama, actually up 8%. bank of america has collapsed from $47 to $9. a lot of them $57 to $17. mastercard 184 to 465. you have to draw a conclusion other than goldman and morgan have the wrong business models for the moment. and the big domestic banks have the right ones, except the poorly run, poorly executing bank of america, which can't benefit from the model because it's been so horribly hobbled by previous management's mistakes. >> the house of pain. >> that said, will goldman and morgan stanley do better under romney? is dodd/frank the liaison? or depending on trading and mergers and acquisitions as the peddling of big acquisitions is a thing of the past maybe they can come back. i still can't pin the tail on obama. too much disparity within the sector. obama care was supposed to take the profit margin out of the drug stocks, right? merck and pfizer are un
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
. china was down. they did have tremendously difficult comparisons. u.s. was also weaker. this was just not a good quarter. >> that's true. >> so ubs goes to neutral and trims estimates and cuts price target from 84 to 73. they say that deceleration is going into q-2. >> yum we're not that crazy about. chipotle. panera is a standout. this has been a terrific group. it lost its luster. entire quick serve contingent has become a place that people are worried about with the exception of highest value. panera. it's a decent stock. >> what's also surprising about what young came out with last month is they were talking about china. they weren't overly cautious about china. at the same time we've been getting better and better data points when it comes to china. economic data has been in fact turning. we haven't seen the stock market in china join and now we're not seeing it in yum. yum had once been the big multinational china play. if yum can't make it work, what other companies will we start to look at? will we look at nike or another multinational with a decent amount of growth from sales
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, the u.s. helping to give a boost with stocks across the board. and tech, a bright spot in today's session with notable moods. it's interesting, you go from the month of october where tech was the worst performing sector and moved into november and how quickly things changed. >> it felt like the first of the month, i'm not making light of it, i think that's a lot of what's going on. tech clear, microsoft performed well. intel to me, the most interesting one. finally catching a bounce for no apparent reason. here we are again at 1425, give or take, that was support on the way down a couple times. it's resistance on the way up. and here we are right now, my inclination is to stave this move, we'll know more in 12 to 14 hoyers from now. >> the semiconductor up 3%. it's almost as if people forgot about the forecast for the demise of the pc and said the month of november, we're going to go in, they're cheap, they're beaten down, and that's where the value is at this point. >> we've seen a big rotation trade. the most encouraging aspect of what's happened in the market over the last tw
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
the dollar. we've had, for example, people expecting that qe would lead to a big crash in the u.s. dollar. it didn't really do that. i think part of what we're seeing in the u.s. dollar is the question mark still about europe now. you have the greek situation and the bunt coming up for a vote there, some uncertainty as to where that's going to go. so that may be weighing a bitton euro helping the dollar. i think the dollar is much more now in play with what is going on in the rest of the world, rather than a u.s. story per se. >> avery, good to talk to you. avery shenfeld. be sure to keep it locked into cnbc for all your election day coverage tomorrow. we kick it off at 5:00 p.m. >>> apple posting better than expected sales of the ipad mini. our guy adami gave a little trade school on when to buy apple stock. take a listen. >> well, i would use sort of 610 as a pivot. 610 i think a close above 610, it breaks out again towards the upside. >> all right. the stock popped today, closed above the 575 level. what do you do now? >> the low on friday was 575.75. it doesn't really matter what you
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am EST
. it is all about the u.s. this week. the tone for the most part has been negative this morning as you can judge from the red behind me. yes the uk pmi data came in weak, points to the country potentially in contraction territory despite the better gdp figures. some concern about greece. investors seem to be standing on the sidelines until a lot of these issues are resolved or at least there's more clarity. this follows reports over the weekend that some of the ways in which spanish banks borrow at cheap rates may not have been legal. the ecb says it's exploring the issue. one of the companies weighing on the foot city, hsbc which has said it is provisioning $1.5 billion against the laundering charges. group profit slightly disappointed investors. shares down 1.4% as a result the there. but that's really it in terms of the major corporate news. ubs going through a bit of a shake up. the bond wall expresses more of the mood we're seeing on the eve of the u.s. elections here. it's a rotation out of the periphery into the core. the gilts are benefiting. spain, italy seeing yields a little hig
CNBC
Nov 5, 2012 9:00am EST
's number two. third one of course is u.s. election. this is where some of the problems is. have you noticed german bonds today moving on the upside rather aggressively. u.s. bonds moving on the upside. that's all this stalemate concerns out here. that's all i heard this morning. that's all i heard over the weekend. the likely outcome is a stalemate no matter who wins on the fiscal cliff. obama will have to compromise. romney will have to compromise. what's the best hope for the industry and business right now? best hope is a last-minute deal to postpone tax cuts for yet another year, which could in fact go into the first quarter of negotiations. some of the people are more optimistic it will happen before that. some are not. that's why we get bonds moving to the upside right now. jim, i noticed that you mentioned the deal this morning with kbw. it's a symptom of what's going on in the friday overall. this was the big topic of the day. those who didn't hear, they are buying kbw for no premium. we're talking 6% premium. the stock was 16. offering 17 and change. that's no premium out there. th
CNBC
Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
? >> i'm, today, tomorrow -- today here, tomorrow there -- i'm going to short more bonds, more u.s. government bonds. i'm going to buy more commodities, buy metals, base metals and precious metals. looks to me like the money printing is going to run amok now. and the spending is going to run amok now. again, larry, i'm not saying this is good for the world, it's not good for anybody. this is what's going to go on. i have to invest based on what's happening, not on what i would like. >> mr. rodgers, rick santelli here. what about europe? i don't disagree with your notion you want to sell treasuries. i do disagree treasuries were moving to the downside because of a barack win. most of the traders in chicago were definitely thinking mitt was going to win. they were buying puts on the treasuries. they were buying calls on the s&ps. my question to you is pure and simple. the world is lending us money at rates much too cheap. i wouldn't lend uncle sam my money for ten years for 170 basis points but the european issue continues to push more investors into treasuries. when do you think tha
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
to go follow the united states while it lobbies for a reconsideration of the u.s. stance. the delay could push back the start of basel iii by about six months. the law was mepts ant to be pha in by the start of 2013. >> archstone was not part of the zell asset, was it? >> i feel like zell was related to it. >> but he sold right at the top. so that was part of the problem. it wasn't just a total lack of due diligence. i mean, everything was valued hire when archstone was first sold, right? >> yes. but as i'm looking at this, no, sam zell i do not believe was involved. >> that was the equity office and -- >> and then blab stone. but blackstone even though they bought at the top figured out a way to then sell pieces of it very, very quickly. and they did very well. >> entrade is no longer accepting u.s. customers citing legal and regulatory pressures. that announcement coming hours after the u.s. commodities regulators sued the exchange's owner alleging that it allowed unauthorized trading by u.s. customers, u.s. customers must close their accounts and withdrawal all funds by the end o
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
't these companies after all located here? yes, yes. it's true that the u.s. matters. but let me use this rally today to help you understand the world of expectations. not reality. not reality at all, but expectations. >> house of pleasure. >> and how do expectations matter so much more than what has already happened? we're in the midst of earnings season. the bulk of industrial technology concerns are already reported. the first was that the united states was holding its own. maybe getting a little better. powerful consumer spend. the fiscal cliff looming but still the positive. second was that europe's a disaster and the most important thing you can do is distance yourself from the continent. ask companies like alcoa and ford. the third, that china had become a big disappointment. yeah, china. and it wasn't going to turn around any time soon. certainly not in time to help 2012. this pessimism came from a decline in orders. they all articulated such on a recent conference call. companies that have been optimistic that china was about to turn, that the growth was about to kick in collectively seemed
CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm EST
that are interested. and we have financial players that are interested. we have international interests as well as u.s. and domestic. >> i'm not sure if you heard the last interview, but we spoke with one of your union members from the bakers union. he basically said, look, you can't negotiate with terrorists, and they were stealing our pension. in retrospect, was there an area where you could have given to keep some of these union members happier? >> well, you know, it's interesting. i think, you know, i came on board in february after the bankruptcy filing to try to get the company out. and i would readily admit, i think there's a lot of bad history here and a lot of places to point the finger for blame. i don't spend a lot of time doing that because that's sort of like bayonetting the dead in the battlefield. if i could look back, i would say i think there were management mistakes. i think there were union mistakes. as a turnaround guy, i think it should have been done prefiling. these parties negotiated all last year and never got anywhere. i think in retrospect, you could always do different thin
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
performance in the quarter. >> what are you seeing in market demand globally? sales increased in the u.s. and abroad. are you seeing a stronger global story today? >> we are. about 2/3 of our business is in latin america. most of the latin american countries in the mid-single digits. we see better category growth in general. category growth in the u.s. is picking up, however. we saw about almost 1.5% to 2% category growth in the u.s. that's a big reversal from where it was two years ago where it was down 2%. we're starting to see the consumer stabilize in the u.s. we're certainly seeing better growth in latin america in particular. >> let me ask you about the implications of hurricane sandy. first off, these gas lines in new york. the story has been just horrible with people unable to get gasoline because these gas stations do not have power. has this impacted your business? >> it hasn't yet, maria. we have one major manufacturing facility in the path of the storm. that was in aberdeen, maryland. our folk there is had the plant shut down for about 24 hours from midday monday to midday tu
CNBC
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
time, 2:00 p.m. eastern time here in the u.s. the deal announced by the egyptian leader, mohamed morsi, and secretary of state hillary clinton. it was later confirmed by israeli president benjamin netanyahu. comes just hours after a bomb blew up on a bus in the heart of tel aviv. dozens were injured. so far no claim of responsibility but hamas called it a blessed event. within the last few hours, israeli air strikes continued in gaza. this is video of secondary explosions when an hamas weapons depot was hit. michelle caruso-cabrera, our chief foreign correspondent is watching reaction at the nyse. michelle? >> that pushed the dow to the highs of the session. the announcement of the cease-fire got us another 25 points. we have come off the highs, 12,839 is where the dow stands right now, higher by more than 50 points, .4%. president obama reportedly just spoke with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. john harwood joins us now. john, what can you tell us? the white house had a lot at stake here by sending hillary clinton to try to get this resolved. >> reporter: absolutely. and t
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
bell, it was music to our ears and i loved it. i think it also began a drum beat for the u.s. economy as well. as tragic has sandy has been, the rebuild will include many on its back. jobs coming. "mad money" will be right back. >>> coming up, earnings alert. wall street's back online and cramer's got earnings season covered with an all-star lineup you can't afford to miss. industrial giant eaton fresh off its quarterly report. then, the ceo of apparel maker pvh soaring over 20% after news of a big acquisition. plus, the ceo of annie's. after falling from its highs, is it ready to run again? and tanger outlets ceo ahead of the holiday rush. this jam-packed edition of "mad money" is just ahead. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to reliev
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. the jones act states that only u.s. flagships can carry goods from one u.s. port to another. now it is suspended non-u.s. flagships can also help bring petroleum products to areas where they are needed. of course it will take a while still for long gasoline lines to get shorter. for days now drivers throughout the new york area have had a very hard time getting gasoline. lines are sometimes half a mile long. >>> bertha coombs is on a tug in the harbor right now. that's going to be instrumental in getting more gasoline. >>> but first, kate kelly has more on the port situation in bayonne, new jersey. kate? >> reporter: thanks so much, michelle. we're here right in new york harbor where things today are slowly coming back to life after nearly a week in which this harbor was closed to marine vessels coming in and out. yesterday the coast guard opened this harbor for the first time in nearly a week. the port of new york and new jersey to boats with a special aim in mind, bringing gasoline and diesel to the city for much needed replenishment of empty fuel stations. there was an unflux
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
died in the u.s. as a result of sandy. most of them from new york and new jersey. still 5.6 million customers in the dark. and it may be ten days before the hardest hit areas sea power restored. more than 19,000 flights were canceled because of sandy, but stranded passengers have something to be thankful for. newark and jfk airports were back in business yesterday and delta and american airlines are scheduled to resume a limited number of flights out of laguardia in about 30 minutes. the mta is also getting back to business with new york city subways offering limited service starting today. the m tcta is waiving all fees until tomorrow. so good news there. >> we're looking for any good news so thank you. the eye of hurricane sandy has hit the jersey shore hard. it wiped away entire economies. president obama surveyed the damage with chris christie yesterday. this morning kayla tausche is in toms river, seaside heights. what's it look like there? >> reporter: it's very dark here. we're at the mouth of the bridge which leads over to sea sooid heights, a road only accessible by emergen
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
, everyone was worried about europe. middle of the year, it was china. now all of the sudden the u.s. is showing up as not necessarily the safe haven everybody thought it was. so maybe the name of the game at this point is to diversify your country exposure and consumer staples is a good place to be in that type of environment. >> in terms of your target for next year, 2013, it seems to difficult to think about what next year will look like given we don't know what sort of bargain will be reached. hopefully there will be one eventually. your target is 1600, which would imply the 13% up side. is there anything that could happen out of the fiscal cliff negotiations that could cause you to ratchet down that expectation? >> sure. so here's the worst case scenario. we go over the cliff for an extended period of time and that a basically throws us into a global recession, a u.s. recession that bleeds into a global recession. in that case, you know, i would not necessarily be as bullish as i am today. but i actually think that we get our act together. we come up with a reasonable solution.
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and other groups allied with the republican campaign are doing the same thing. the u.s. chamber of commerce, though they didn't want us to have a camera in their phone banks, say they're also making millions of calls this weekend. everyone is trying to goose the turnout. the turnout by the two sides is what's going to tell us which of these poll models is correct. the likely voters are something that pollsters can only guess at. they're trying to turn likely voters into actual voters. >> all right, john. thanks so much. we'll keep watching that. very, very important component to this story. >>> 40 minutes before the closing bell sounds on wall street for friday. the market is under pressure today after being up 57 points on the better than expected jobs numbers. a complete reversal. we're looking at a triple-digit decline to end the week. >>> meantime, verizon is warning that now that superstorm sandy could significant hit its bottom line. what about at&t? has it been hit as well? comparing those two coming up next. >>> and how will sandy impact clorox? the ceo will join us exclusively late
CNBC
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
entangled in the mess. he is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, jeep john allen. eamon javers live in washington with details. >> reporter: well this scandal exploded on friday with the resignation of cia director petraeus. that one caught washington by surprise and then within the past 24 hours, the scape dal has got a whole lot big per, as you say, with now the involvement of the top general in afghanistan. let me walk you through who the players r it can be tricky to keep this cast of characters straight in your own mind. the woman at the center of this scandal seems to be jill kelly. she is a tampa socialite who volunteered at the air force base there and had some kind of relationship with jeep john allen involving e-mails. the fbi is apparently received 30,000 pages of e-mails between the two that were potentially inappropriate there. but kelly's relationship, whatever it was, with john allen, apparently also caused some concern with paula broadwell. broadwell is the biographer of general david petraeus, who has admitted now to having an affair with the cia director. that's br
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
the european close. we had big volume in the u.s. on the spdrs right at the european close. this suggests a large part of this decline we are seeing right here all the way down was europeans that were actually selling. the minute we hit europe, we stabilized and we actually moved up. we're almost 100 points off of the low on the dow. here's your stocks that are affected notably by i think clearly president obama's election. coal stocks, financial stocks, defense stocks, energy stocks, and some of the dividend payers. this is etf, dvy. apple at $564 i believe? there's $564. when apple hit that you saw the move to the downside. i think it is pretty simple explanation. one-thi one-third, one-third, and maybe one-third. >> as soon as the election's over, we'll go back to talking about europe. >>> sew ma mowdy is at the nasdaq. tech stocks are getting real crushed. >> absolutely, mandy. down about 65 points on the nasdaq. the s&p tech index at or near correction territory. as bob was pointing out, apple is the big story. breaking some key critical levels. $564. that's the important number to w
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
epperson at the nymex. u.s. jobs data sent gold prices sharply lower, below $1,700 an ounce. the first time we've seen gold this low since september 7th. we did see a lot of stocks go under way as we got the jobs data. oil prices are slightly lower, the stronger dollar pressuring oil prices as well as several e refineries still shut here along the east coast due to hurricane sandy and gasoline futures up slightly but the national average keeps coming down, $3.50, down 8 cents from a week ago, down 28 cents in the month. back to you, carl. >> thanks so much, sharon epperson. >>> the coast guard opening the port of new york and new jersey on a restricted basis allowing the backlog of barges allowing gasoline and fuel into the area. how soon might we see in the areas affected by sandy? good morning, kate. >> reporter: good morning, carl. i just returned from the dockses behind me where dry dock work ers are hoping to get themselves ready for new ships to be repaired as early as monday. they have a waterfront view of what's going on in the port of new york and new jersey which was just reopene
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Nov 23, 2012 9:00am EST
europe and still a lot of opportunity in the u.s. growing tj max and marshall's and home goods in some smaller markets that they hadn't originally thought they could go into. definitely still think there's room there. >> jennifer, you cover saks as well. do the shorts have something to the story? do they know something that maybe we don't? >> saks did see a slowdown. part of it was related to superstorm sandy. a little over 20% of their business is done in the new york store. i would say 40% of sales are in the northeast. they have been impacted by that. also, you know, i think that maybe we're seeing a little bit of a pause maybe at that high end. maybe kind of more the aspirational customer at the high end. so i think that they're seeing a bit of a slowdown feeling a little bit more than maybe some of their peers that have moderately priced items. >> thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. >>> walmart facing union organized protests at some locations across the country this black friday. among the protesters, some employees walking off the job. hampton pearson is at capital plaza
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
when the u.s. is screwing up in europe. >> honda's spending 200 million to make some transmission plans in ohio, they're trying to make north america their main base for manufacturing. >> talk about japanese companies, though. >> panasonic. >> panasonic has a $12 million write off. >> it has to be sharp, sharp, sharp. and they have concerns about their ability to operate as a going concern. they're looking at investments from on high. the china protests are going to work out. >> this is as much as a stiff today, it's a 30-year low. >> these are huge companies, the vhs, beta max work. that's a good point actually. >> these are all the leaders. these were all the leaders that you think about. >> i remember when there was a period in 1998 and 1999 it was a question of who was going to rule the world, panasonic or sony. >> look, we were talking about japan, we'll see whether that proves to be correct. >> now they're nothing, now they're no wrrks now they're dinosaurs. >> we're not saying that apple's going to be sharp. if you think about what you know from the past-- >> is japan off the gri
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. that was in the u.s. as of 8:00 p.m. on on monday october the 29th. we originally saw previous landfall. as we progress into the northeast for today, light snowfall and rain for today. but the bigger concern is what's happening with the system that will be diving across the country. it's going to take a nose dive south of the system that's actually produce rain and snow across the dakotas. it will eventually take a nose dive south. and what that will do, there we go, here's a look at some of our spotty showers as well as our snowfall. again, a little bit of being a tip weather still knocking on the door of the northwest. here's a look at that system that i was telling you about. again, that will produce 1 to 4 inches of snow into portions of the dakotas as well as knocking on the door of northwestern minnesota. our storm system once it does track a little further east on sunday, things getting a difference from southeastern texas all the way up in to north carolina. now, as for those of you who are keeping tabs again on the weather across the middle east, the bitterly cold temperatures as we g
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am EST
of the u.s. economy. it's tuesday, november 6th, election day, 2012. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "squawk box." i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin and the polls are opening in various parts of the east coast as we speak. some 30 million americans have already voted, including the folks in the tiny village of dixville notch. this follows tradition, they voted just after midnight and with the lowest turnout in almost 50 years, this time around it was a tie. five votes for president obama, five for governor romney. back in 2008, president obama defeated john mccain 16-5. let's take a look at the map. 270 electoral votes are needed to win. nbc news now shows president obama with 237 likely. romney 206. and 95 in the toss-up column, so it is going to be a very long evening, andrew. >> i think we'll be staying up pretty late and then we'll be back at it tomorrow morning. but cnbc's team of reporters has the country covered this morning. stationed in battleground states, campaign headquarters and here at election central. among our
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-cost printing. >>> hurricane sandy will go down as one of the costliest storms in u.s. history. what does it mean for insurance stocks? morgan stanley is cutting its earnings by an average of 26%. after sandy. so stephanie link, if you have insur insured losses, some of the numbers hitting 50 billion could go higher. how are you thinking about the space today? >> there are some companies that are going to fair better. something like an aig which has surplus insurance, they have a better pricing power, so they can quickly raise prices, where as an all-state or travelers won't be able to price as aggressively. in terms of aig, the reason we own it, this is obviously a horrible situation, but i think it will be contained somewhat in the fourth quarter, maybe the first. it's really cleaned up its balance sheet and focusing on two business lines. casualty and life. i think the life business will start to see some momentum as he they get more distribution. i think they use the weakness to buy when the stock is trading at .6 times book value. >> mike murphy, you could see a bit of an earnings hi
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
their supporters out to vote, business, u.s. chambers doing exactly the same thing for the republicans. we're going to know on tuesday which side was more successful, larry. >> all right. john harwood. many thanks for that. >>> now president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country in these critical final four days. obama's going to visit colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and an almost identical tour for romney excepts he swaps florida in favor of, get this, pennsylvania. very interesting. now you're going to be looking, there it is, live pictures of westchester, ohio, where a mitt romney rally is under way. tens of thousands there, and lines to come into the rally stretch out for six blocks. this is interesting. does team romney see an opening there? let's talk here now is democratic strategist robert shrum, columnist for "the daily beast" and ed rogers, republican strategist and former bush 41 deputy assistant. gentlemen, welcome back. >> good to be here. >> i want to begin with this thought. not the jobs thing. the jobs thing is too inconclusive. w
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Nov 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
, jonathan gall of chief u.s. equity strategists at u.p.s. what's t -- ubs? >> all day long we've been asking when is the market going to care about this fiscal cliff? the answer is right now. i think what's more important than even looking at the stock market down 2%, it is a look at what happens in the bond market today where yields are falling. the market is telling you that you have a big growth problem because of this cliff ahead of us. >> jonathan, we're going to come back with you in the second half of the hour and talk a little bit more about the fiscal cliff and other things. >>> now there is europe. the president of the ecb making some comments today that put markets on edge across the world. check out the european exchanges. we've got down, down, and down. if we can check them out, we would. wouldn't we? yes, we would. >>> there is one of the reasons why. the new austerity measures being voted upon in greece. i guess most of that is taking place, michelle caruso-cabrera, our chief international correspondent, after the close of the markets. but it is a rough day for equities and a
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Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
that are here. as mandy told you, the u.s. dollar rallied. that makes more qe less likely. some disappointment with the payroll. some of the numbers were a little bit on the squishy side. weak hourly earnings and average hours worked. for example. then there is the political slant, a lot of people have argued that president obama wins, the favorable jobs report makes it more likely. i think the aftermath of sandy very powerful and affecting certainly new yorkers more than a lot of people anticipated. i'll stick with the dollar story. if you look how the market is reacting, the two sectors that are most dollar sensitive are notably the weakest sectors today. that tells you these are commodity based, materials and energy. that tells you that that dollar strength has had an impact. techs and financials also to the weak side. finally, if that doesn't impress you, the gld, your major exchange traded fund for gold. it is one-tenth the price of gold here, moving down sitting essentially at a multi--month low, at least a two-month low. mandy, what gets your attention, volume is truly heavy here. headi
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-it ralph" expected to gross north of $40 million at the u.s. box office this weekend. it's a disney animation movie but it's drawing the kind of rave reviews usually reserved for pixar films, not disney animation. following the strong performance of "tangled" last year, disnis animation under the leadership of john lassiter is firmly on track. >> a potential upbeat story at the mouse house. how do the charts look going into earnings. to carter of oppenheimer. he nailed the direction of disney in the last three earnings reports so where is it going. >> i have two charts we can zero in on. the first is a daily chart and the thing that jumps out to the eye anyway, how orderly it is. perfect 45-degree angle and what's important when the market sold off in may and june, disney was impervious, now at the bottom of which is a well-defined channel and buy the weakness. long-term chart, disney just broken 0 out from tops that have been in effect since 1998. and usually when a breakout occurs like this it is not contained to a few points. we would play for much higher prices, 57, 58, short te
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
it into the u.s., and then pushing inkrechbtives. >> i think that's a big product of it. we have a new e.s. this year, so i think we'll get closer, so there's no doubt that the cost of currency playing a big part in this. >> will i chase them, raise incentives for your luxury brands? >> no, it's not worth chasing. it's important that we take care of one customer at a time, sell the volumes we need to sell. >> real quick, we're here at the prius stand. you guys are standing by your position that hybrids is where it's at. >> yes, we are. the market is about 3% hybrid, we're about 14%. we'll continue to push hybrids. >> jim lentz, with his first on cnbc interview here at the auto show. >> thank thank you very much. >>> stef, you like the parts suppliers? >> i was just going to mention, the fuel emission standard changes borg-warner helps to make those parts, so i think you'll see continued secular growth in that theme. that's the name i like. the stock is done on the backlog weakness. i like that story. >> who would buy one of the main eight omakers? >> when i increase exposure, i'll buy --
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and you're right, if the purchasing manager survey in the u.s. is a little better as was consumer confidence. >> jack, what do you think, is sandy a big driver for stocks or is it the coming election and the possible outcome? >> i think it's one that you have a lot of underinvested what i call nonbelievers. i think we're entering the period of chasing returns. first of november i think we started since '09 where it's been up. which is indicative of what the next couple of months will bring. having said that, sandy will produce jobs. the question is will sandy produce more jobs than president obama did over the course of the last few years. and as far as the numbers, let's keep this in mind. i'm 5'5". when i'm with my mop and my sisters who are 4'11", i'm a giant. but when i'm around my friends who are 6-feet, reality sets in. so these nudges are not great. >> this could be too much information. >> i know. you're saying the numbers are good, but not -- >> that's exactly right. when you're starving, even a crumb looks like a steak. we need a few months of solid growth. we need pro-g
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
it. the system is coming out of the pacific, dropping down through the center of the u.s. it is going to take a path right up along the east coast. we have a number of computer models that are going to come to consensus on how this will impact the region. it's certainly not going to be anything like sandy but it is going to add insult to injury as far as a recovery effort next week. stronger winds, some rainfall for the coast. it is going to be a rough midweek and as we get into latter part of the week on the back side of this weather system, more cold air just making for chilly conditions across that region. once again hampe the recovery effort. we'll send it back to you. >> i appreciate the update. thanks so much from our folks and friends at the weather channel. >>> let's do "pops & drops" now. biggest movers in midday trading on this friday. >> i'll drink to that, a lot of bourbon going down. beam beat top and bottom line. stock trading up strong. i like this stock. and their product. >> i bet you do. as does murphy but he's going to talk about floor. it's dropping today. fluor mi
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
to be exceedingly difficult going forward for whoever. so if you aspire to be the ceo or the u.s. president this is a really tough one, although i agree with mike, i think at 82 to 80, i'm in. >> i mean, the stock was at a 52-week high a year ago for a reason, and that is the sales were strong. >>> coming up next hour on "mad money," cramer's got a very strong show. it's a secret. we're going to find out. >> a great show. >> always. without a doubt. but in the meantime, stay tuned. [ male announcer ] the markets keep moving. make sure the news keeps coming with thinkorswim by td ameritrade. use the news links breaking stories with possible breakout stocks, options with potential opportunity, futures and forex with in-depth analysis. it's an all-you-can-eat buffet for all things trading. thinkorswim by td ameritrade. it doesn't just deliver news. it's making news. trade commission free for 60 days, plus get up to $600 when you open an account. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent resear
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
here we are, midway on this investment, trying to convert the u.s. system an we're facing sequestration. massive cuts for the faa. the inability to actually even run the system like we're used to having it run on a good day in the current arrangement. so we really could avoid this, you're dead right to be really fired up about it. >> how do we get private investment in this area? is it difficult to get them involved? >> i think they have to be confident that in fact the faa is going to deliver on both the satellite transponders on the necessary digital investment, and then what you have is that the airlines themselves, and a number of other kinds of private investments, are likely to come in, but they do want to believe that the federal government can keep their commitments and keep this on track. that's what this whole issue of sequestration has put a big question mark in front of everyone, because no one knows what's going to happen next year an what kinds of deficits we may be running in this kind of vital investment in our infrastructure. >> it seems, marion, that people don't reall
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Nov 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
that they want to have water gate style hearings on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and said that if you nominate susan rice to be secretary of state they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. as senator graham said, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice about what she said about benghazi. would those threats deter you from making a nomination? >> first, i'm not going to comment on various nominations that i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things that are still being discussed. but let me say specifically about susan rice. she has done exemplary work she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after t
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